DATE CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE

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Ingredients


Directions

HEAT OVEN TO 350 PLACE THE DATES IN A SMALL BOWL; SPRINKLE WITH THE BAKING SODA. POUR THE BOILING WATER OVER THE DATES; LET COOL CREAM THE SUGAR AND SHORTENING IN A LARGE BOWL; BEAT IN THE EGGS, ONE AT A TIME. SIFT TOGETHER THE FLOUR, CINNAMON, BAKING SODA, AND SALT IN A MEDIUM BOWL. ALTERNATELY ADD THE FLOUR MIXTURE AND COOLED DATE MIXTURE TO THE SUGGESTED SHORTENING MIXTURE. STIR IN THE VANILLA. POUR THE BATTER INTO A GREASED AND FLOURED 13X9 PAN FOR THE TOPPING, COMBINE THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS, NUTS, SUGAR AND CINNAMON IN A BOWL; SPRINKLE MIXTURE OVER THE TOP OF THE BATTER, BAKE UNTIL CAKE SPRINGS BACK WHEN LIGHTLY PRESSED, ABOUT 30 MINUTES. SERVE WITH WHIPPED CREAM IF DESIRED